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2014-05-16

ING Group: ING Group completes EUR 1.125 billion pre-IPO investment into NN Group

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ING has completed the issuance of EUR 1.125 billion in subordinated notes that
will, in line with the completion of the intended IPO of NN Group, be
exchanged into NN Group shares. The transaction represents an important
investment into NN Group ahead of the intended IPO of ING's European and
Japanese insurance and investment management activities.

As announced on30 April 2014, ING has secured investments totalling EUR 1.275
billion into NN Group ahead of its intended IPO by agreeing to sell EUR 150
million in NN Group shares at the IPO to RRJ Capital, Temasek, and SeaTown
Holdings International, three Asia-based investors, and to issue to these
investors EUR 1.125 billion subordinated notes that will over time be
mandatorily exchanged into NN Group shares.

As previously announced, ING is preparing NN Group for a base case IPO.
Preparations are on track for a transaction in 2014, depending on market
circumstances, and any further announcements will be made as and when
appropriate.

NOTE FOR EDITORS
Photos of ING operations, buildings and its executives are available for
download atwww.flickr.com/photos/inggroup. Footage (B-roll) of ING are
available viawww.videobankonline.com, or can be requested by
emailinginfo@videobankonline.com. For further information on NN Group, please
visitwww.nn-group.com.

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|ING PROFILE |
|ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering services |
|through its operating companies ING Bank and NN Group. |
| |
|The purpose ofING Bank |
|is empowering people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. ING Bank's |
|more than 63,000 employees offer retail and commercial banking services to |
|customers on in over 40 countries. ING's subsidiary NN Group |
|is a leading insurance and investment company active in 18 countries, |
|predominantly in Europe and Japan, with more than 12,000 employees. NN Group |
|is preparing to become an independent, stand-alone company, separate from |
|ING. |
| |
|ING Group shares are listed (in the form of depositary receipts) on the |
|exchanges of Amsterdam (INGA NA/ING.AS), Brussels and on the New York Stock |
|Exchange (ADRs: ING US/ING.N). Sustainability forms an integral part of ING's |
|corporate strategy, which is evidenced by ING shares being included in the |
|Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Europe and World), the FTS4Good index and the |
|Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 index. |
|IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION |
|Certain of the statements contained in this document are not historical facts, |
|including, without limitation, certain statements made of future expectations |
|and other forward-looking statements that are based on management's current |
|views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties |
|that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially |
|from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual results, |
|performance or events may differ materially from those in such statements due |
|to, without limitation: (1) changes in general economic conditions, in |
|particular economic conditions in ING's core markets, (2) changes in |
|performance of financial markets, including developing markets, (3) |
|consequences of a potential (partial) break-up of the euro, (4) the |
|implementation of ING's restructuring plan to separate banking and insurance |
|operations, (5) changes in the availability of, and costs associated with, |
|sources of liquidity such as interbank funding, as well as conditions in the |
|credit markets generally, including changes in borrower and counterparty |
|creditworthiness, (6) the frequency and severity of insured loss events, (7) |
|changes affecting mortality and morbidity levels and trends, (8) changes |
|affecting persistency levels, (9) changes affecting interest rate levels, |
|(10) changes affecting currency exchange rates, (11) changes in investor, |
|customer and policyholder behaviour, (12) changes in general competitive |
|factors, (13) changes in laws and regulations, (14) changes in the policies |
|of governments and/or regulatory authorities, (15) conclusions with regard to |
|purchase accounting assumptions and methodologies, (16) changes in ownership |
|that could affect the future availability to us of net operating loss, net |
|capital and built-in loss carry forwards, (17) changes in credit-ratings, |
|(18) ING's ability to achieve projected operational synergies and (19) the |
|other risks and uncertainties detailed in the risk factors section contained |
|in the most recent annual report of ING Groep N.V. |
| |
|Any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of ING speak only as of |
|the date they are made, and, ING assumes no obligation to publicly update or |
|revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information |
|or for any other reason. |
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|This document does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an |
|offer to purchase, any securities in the United States or any other |
|jurisdiction. The securities of NN Group have not been and will not be |
|registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities |
|Act"), and may not be offered or sold within the United States absent |
|registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of |
|the Securities Act |
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